B.K. Senapatia, Arti Parganihab, A.K. Patib, P.K. Panigrahic
School of Life Sciences, Sambalpur University, Flat 102, Anand Villa Apartment, VIP-45, Nayapalli, Bhubaneshwar – 751015, Odisha, India.
School of Life Sciences, Pt. Ravishanakar Shukla University, Raipur – 492010, Chhattisgarh, India
cSustainibility Division, Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel Pvt. Ltd (formerly known as MUSCO), Khopoli – 410216, Maharashtra, India.
Volume - 28,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2015
Sustainability is an attribute of life and living systems. There is lot of gap between unpredictable and predictable systems. The latter is sustainable and always remains in sync with the spatio-temporal variability prevailing in the nature, while the former manages to keep itself running with high entropy. Conventional agro-technology is unsustainable. Environmental governance for sustainable production has to be linked to local diversity of matter, biodiversity, socio cultural practices and professional knowledge bank. Application of the concept of entropy to sustainability allows us to consider our system - the earth's environment - as a thermodynamic unit. Earth with a constant conservation of low-entropy could remain "organized" against the negative anthropogenic impact. Earthworm as the plough of nature is known since Darwin (1881) and now known to be the nature's gadget that reduces entropy through interactions among biophysical, biochemical and biodiversity milieus. Earthworm as a biological system is self-organized to fit to the biodiversity complexity, hio-regulation, bioenergetics, bio-productivity and sustainable production. Here in this review, earthworm is considered as a representative of biodiversity that catalyses processes of high to low activation energy for a sustainable system.
Cite this article:
Senapatia, Parganihab, Patib, and Panigrahic (2015). Sustainable Management of Agriculture with Low Entropy Stategy: Apropos Earthworm. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 28(1), pp. 1-10.